Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis in Domenico Vacca

Posted on February 25, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the Best Actor award for ‘Lincoln,’ poses in the press room during the 2013 Oscars Awards in a Domenico Vacca tuxedo.



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  • Beardslee

    So nice to see a midnight blue tuxedo.  My dad had one 50 years ago.

  • SIGH.

    That is all. 

    •  …also winning the award for best actor in “Dang, he’s aging well” and “My dreams”…. Daniel Day Lewis!

    • Funkykatt

      I’ll always see him from “The Last of The Mohicans”.  Truly a sigh.

      • sk8tfan

        I once read a review that called his and Madeline Stowe’s performances in that film as best acting by great hair.

        • Funkykatt

          Best hair? Best everything else too!

      • “Stay alive, no matter what occurs!  I *will* find you!”  Swooon.

    • Scorching.

    • maggiemaybe

      Yeah. That.

  • That’s a tall glass of water, there.

  • Swoon!

  • Melizmatic

    Love the blue, hate that it looks so wrinkled.

    • Kimbolina

      I can forgive the wrinkles.  After all, they were stuck sitting there for like 20 hours.  Well, at least it felt that way.

  • jack_clementine

    well dayyumm

  • AwesomeMargie

    He looks like Billy Bob Thornton’s cousin.

    • Yeah, his sober and clean cousin who takes a shower every day and acts his age.

      •  LOL! BURN!

      • StellaZafella

         Oh! Gurl! The Library is OPEN! Read! Heeeeehehehehehe!

    • teensmom99

      I so want to see that movie.  Sort of a grown up version of the parent trap: twins separated at birth–one to London, the other to Arkansas. Of course, DDL is about twice the height of BBT. But Ang Lee can direct and do wonders with CGI.

      • AwesomeMargie

        Is there anything Ang Lee can’t CGI?
        I say Bill Bob Thornton because several years ago BBT wore a blue tux on the red carpet.  It wasn’t a good look.

  • barbarienne

    Kudos on the cuffs and the color, even if he is edging into “James Bond movie villain” territory.

    • Alyssa

      He would make an excellent James Bond villain…I would love to see him & Daniel Craig battling it out!

      • SerpentsDance

        Hopefully naked.

  • imperfectlaura

    Navy blue and black…LOVE.

  • Qitkat

    Very handsome. Nice to see this color in a tux.

  • bxbourgie

    I find him ridiculously sexy, and I have NO idea why.  I think it’s the madman/genius of him.  Or maybe I have him confused with Daniel Plainview.  Anyway, I like this.  I mean.. it’s a suit.  It’s blue.  It’s well tailored.  I’m not in love with the lapels, but I’m in love with him, so it’s ok.

    • No idea why? Well, if you only know him as Plainview and Lincoln I could see why you’d think it was an odd crush…. but you really need to look at his older work. He is a bonafide sex symbol.
      LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Seriously. Last of the Mohicans.

      • bxbourgie

        I’ll put in my Netflix cue immediately.  I need more DDL in my life.  

        • lovelyivy

           You will not be sorry. Sara Munoz Munoz did not steer you wrong on Last of the Mohicans!

          • The Age of Innocence is a good one, too. Hell, even as Bill the Butcher, when he was creepy and ridiculously thin, he had a little somethin somethin.

          • bxbourgie

            Yes!  How could I forget Gangs of New York?  Another fav of mine.  Leo who?  I couldn’t take my eyes off DDL.  

          • Oh, yes. Age of Innocence. I thought the movie was so-so, but his chemistry with Michelle Pfeiffer was electric.

          • lovelyivy

             He is great in AoI, but Winona Ryder just ruins that movie for me.

            Plus the fact that I… well let’s say I don’t love that author, pretty much as a rule. :-

          • Billie_Dawn

            Seriously, how in the hell did Ryder get a nomination over Michelle Pfeiffer? Did the Academy see a complete different version of the movie or something?

        • fursa_saida

          Also look into My Beautiful Laundrette. I haven’t watched it yet, but I saw a gif of (a much younger) him dressed as a London punk licking someone’s ear and that’s all I need to know. (Update: I just did a little research and it turns out he’s also in love with a really gorgeous Pakistani guy in this movie? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.)

      • He was painfully hot in ‘Last of the Mohicans.’ Seriously. Looking at him hurt.

        I definitely do not think that crushing on Daniel Day-Lewis is in any way curious. He’s a handsome man and ridiculously talented.

        • mshesterp

           ESPECIALLY after you learn that he went all Method in that movie as well and learned to hunt/fish/shoot/be generally wilderness-awesome to play Hawkeye.  *sigh*  One of my favorite movies.  DDL is a renaissance man, and thus delectable.

        •  Anyone have any idea what he’s doing next?  He’s probably not signed to anything yet – he waits YEARS between gigs. It’s always worth the wait.

          • Well, in his after awards interview he did say he needed to have ‘a bit of a lie down’ after all of this so I wouldn’t expect to see him any time soon. As much as that makes me sad, I also kind of think he does it just right. I want more of him and I don’t get sick of seeing him everywhere.

          • Billie_Dawn

            Yep. Not only is he a great actor, but he’s a very savvy “star” as well. He shows up, flogs the hell out of the movie (for such an allegedly reclusive guy, he’s surprisingly good at the media poledance) so it’s a hit, and then totally drops off the map. If only more actors understood the value of just the right amount of exposure at just the right time.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        Try the Unbearable Lightness of Being. He has sex like every 5 minutes for about 2 hours.

        Now, let’s just get him and Dustin Hoffman to join me on the couch…. 

      • Beardslee

         The Unbearable Lightness of Being – watch that one.  What a sexy sexy man he was in that movie.

      • cowper

         Yes! But kinda ironic that a story that is ostensibly about Native Americans (!) turns into a bodice-ripper starring an Anglo-Irish guy. Only in Hollywood. (James Fenimore Cooper is partly to blame, of course.)

    • sk8tfan

      Go rent Unbearable Lightness of Being. Then you’ll have an idea why you find him sexy.

      • bxbourgie

        Lord I’m already hot an bothered and I haven’t even seen these movies yet.  Off to the Netflix que! —->

        • sk8tfan

          Oh dear. Just thinking about him in some of those films is making me drool over the keyboard.

    • julnyes

      my beautiful laundrette

    • Add My Beautiful Laundrette to your queue.

  • teensmom99

    Always helps to be tall and thin.  Now I remember why I had a crush on him back in the days of Room with a View (and I thought my boy friend at the time looked like him.  DDL has aged better).

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      He’s so good in Room with a View.  His precision and fastidiousness is laughable right up until his last scene where, without a word, he tears the heart right out of you.

      • teensmom99

        time to see it again.

      • Jessica Goldstein

         Yup. The entire thing was comic and then, without him even changing much, becomes dead serious and moving. That’s the moment I realized what a huge talent he was.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          It’s when he sits down on the stairs and puts his shoes back on, that kills me.

          Many, many moons ago I had to break off an engagement.  As the final death knells were ringing over the relationship I felt an inexplicable urge to watch two films – Room with a View and Sleepless in Seattle.  I HAD to see them so much so that I could taste them (if that makes sense!)

          It wasn’t until much later that I realised the connecting factor.  In both movies the female protagonist breaks off an engagement and the wounded parties – DDL and Bill Pullman – behave with impeccable grace and dignity.  I think I was hoping for the same reaction from my, soon-to-be-ex, fiance!

      • cowper

         The nature scene with the glasses! And HBC….another great movie with great hair.

  • That man is nothing less than perfection.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Ah, my imaginary husband.  He’s like a fine wine.

    • EEKstl

      Wait – he’s MY imaginary husband too!  There are no words…

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        I’m okay with imaginary bigamy in this case.

        • More like bisexual polygamy. That man is the poster boy for universal appeal. 

        • EEKstl

          I was going to say it if you hadn’t.  No problem here, Sisterwife.  

    •  Imaginary polygamous husband? 😀

  • petalfrog

    I thought best dressed male for sure. That tux is so dreamy.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Gotta say I half-expected him to show up in a frock coat of Lincoln’s that he stole from the Smithsonian, paired with hand-cobbled shoes.

  • Nicholas

    Bowtie looks sloppy, but he looks pretty damn sharp regardless.

    • Snailstsichr

       I’m assuming it got rumpled by well-wishers hugging him. That way he can remain a perfect vision.

      • Nicholas

        He frankly owes it to us all to mess up his attire a bit to level the playing field. Anything else would be unacceptable.

  • warnerave

    great fit!

  • Been in love since “My Beautiful Launderette”

    • EEKstl

      Right there with ya!

      • Jessica Goldstein

         Me too. Not all my crushes of youth have stood the test of time. But this one? Just keeps getting better.

        • EEKstl

          I know! Same. I have had a crush on this man since My Beautiful Laundrette, and don’t even get me started on The Unbearable Lightness of Being.  Wow, how can that be 25 years ago?  

  • EEKstl

    Well, DDL can do no wrong for me, EVER…except in the sartorial department, where he has, in the past, made some rather questionable choices.  But all was ALWAYS forgiven because, well, he’s DDL.  Which makes it even more pleasant to report that I think he looks great here (especially for him).  His body type allows him to wear clothes well, and the blue is a nice, unexpected choice, especially with his (suddenly!) grey hair.  **Sigh**

  • kmk05

    Mmmmm… Oh wait, was I supposed to say something apart from ‘PERFECTION’?

  • He’s good news.

  • Rachelle Neame

    I saw these pictures and my response was: THIS! This is was TLo are talking about when they complain about male celebrities never wearing properly hemmed pants. Look at how gorgeous he looks with a single, perfect, tiny break versus the melting legs phenomenon we see everywhere else.

    I almost forgot how nice it is to see a tall drink of water bring it like that.

  • TheLaurenJean

    My best dressed man of the night. Just, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Can barely form words when looking at him.

  • Janet B

    Lovely color for him.
    A little narrower through the shoulders and this would be perfect.

  • Fordzo

    The way his wife clung to his hand and the look on her face when he won made me think perhaps she misunderstood what was happening and thought he was being taken away to a firing squad.  I wish I could find a video today, because perhaps it was late and I was tired and she didn’t look so desperate?

    I like him very much in this suit.  

  • Kimberly Southern-Weber


  • Zippypie

    God, he’s stunning.  Can we clone him, please?

  • Zubair Ghumro

    He’s modest, he’s a fantastic actor and he’s delicious!!

  • He has REALLY nice skin. Wow.

    I like the tux too- it’s a little offbeat, and so is he. Very charming, especially with the grey hair.

  • MintaHallWriter

    He looks wonderful here. And he was an amazing Lincoln!

  • I love it. Full stop. Everything is perfect. I love the color of the tux, it fits him to perfection, the pants are perfectly hemmed, the grooming is perfect… He looks fabulous. 

  • MilaXX

    He looked great. I loved that he went with the navy, and kudos for having it well fitted.I can even forgive the wacky tie, although he should have asked Sally Field to help him out with that. He even managed to not be as weird as he can be in his acceptance speech.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    That blue reminds me of a rat-packish kind of moment.  He was lovely.  I’m glad he got the Oscar.  I hope he’s a nice man.  I know that this is completely irrelevant to the site’s aims re: fashion.  But I still hope that. 

    • DTLAFamilies

      My friend’s sister used to work for him and yes, he’s a very nice man. Isn’t that great to know?

  • Julie Liang

    He looks great!

  • Okay, another line of conversation– DDL is the first actor to win 3 Oscars in the Leading category. 
    Can anyone match that, do we think? I’d say Sean Penn is our best bet. He already has two and he’s pretty awesome. If he could just be a bit choosier with his roles, though.

    • He should have four. He totally should have won for ‘Gangs of New York.’ And I would think that he absolutely has the capacity to add more to his tally. He’s very choosy about his roles and doesn’t do a movie a year or anything but he’s still got plenty of room to work.

    • I bet Jack Nicholson wins a third before he shuffles off.  The Academy is sentimental that way.

      • formerlyAnon

        Absolutely. He doesn’t have to be wonderful, he just has to work in a decent vehicle.

  • Synnamin

    Aside from the tie, perfection! Love the black and navy combo.

  • So fantastic

  • Cynica

    Perfect in every way.

  •  how is this not a boy-WERQ?!

  • Just lovely. The suits great, too.

  • mjude

    love him so much

  • Dot

    He is perfection. Enough said.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Sigh. So handsome. So talented. So charming. I have such a crush on him. I love this look on him, and I thought his wife, Rebecca Miller, looked classy and beautiful as well.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      The fact that he’s married to Rebecca Miller makes me love him even more.  Clearly not afraid to partner with a strong, smart woman and I find that sexy as hell.

      • formerlyAnon

        I love that she’s only 4 or 5 years younger and it’s the first marriage for both, as well. LOTS of guys choose visibly strong smart women – 20 years their junior – after they part ways with their first wife. Who is often a strong, smart, woman, herself, who put the career achievement thing on hold to raise kids and hold down the home front, so that by the time they’re 50-ish only their friends and her immediate work colleagues know that she is one. 

      • EEKstl

        Agreed.  My estimation of DDL went up when he married her, and let me tell you, said estimation was already about as high as it could go.  Saw them both on Charlie Rose when they were publicizing “The Ballad of Jack and Rose.”  She is beautiful, smart, creative, down to earth.  My seething jealousy had nothing to do but turn to nodding approval.  They are the coolest couple in the industry.

    • Does anyone know *who* she was wearing?  She is beautiful and I loved her dress.  What an impressive couple.

  • decormaven

    Pure class, head to toe. Loved his speech, and appreciate his attention to his craft.

  • Judy_J

    He’s a winner, and not just for his acting ability.

  • crash1212

    Such an interesting man. Such an angelic smile. He’s perfect.

  • Valerie Jones

    Armani do not make a blao tuxado.

  • Seeing Christoph Waltz and Daniel Day-Lewis in the winners photos was like watching a tutorial for how men can age gracefully.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Sartorial perfection, and his acceptance speech was the best of the night.

  • genius at werq.  i’m esp. liking the blue and the rakishly uneven bowtie.  his feet look enormous, though, like he can hardly stand on them!  awkward cuteness.

  • Love the blue. Gah. Just love him. He could have won in a smoking jacket and an admiral’s cap and I’d have given him a WERQ. 

  • shelley514

    Yes Daniel.  Man WERQ!

  • rumcg66

    Can we also talk about his acceptance speech? Perfection!

  • clevRcat

    May be a personal best for him.  No matter what, I do adore him.

  • Snailstsichr

    My husband proposed to me the same day we saw Gangs of New York. He said he had to do a bit  of subtle maneuvering to make sure I didn’t sit by his pocket that had a ring in it in case for some reason I stuck my hand in his pocket. Don’t even try to tell me Jim the Butcher isn’t romantic!! 

  • I saw him once in Dublin. How I contained the urge to ravage him is beyond me.

  • What a spectacular face.

  • fringebenefit

    Sigh. He is a woman’s man. Men probably don’t get what we see in him.

  • Perfect.

  • kimmeister

    Wow, I didn’t even realize it was blue when he came onstage to accept his Oscar.  He’s in the same category as Colin Firth for me – incredibly talented, always gracious, and easy on the eyes.

  • Vickiefantastico

    It might all be an act, but he seems so darned sweet and humble.

    I loved the suit. I thought he looked polished but different.

  • appliquer

    Definitley a WERQ for him, IMHO.

  • lobsterlen

    Do men get WERQs?

    I love this suit. A little different but nothing crazy. Perfect.

  • Charles Kortlucke

    Thought processs.
    Is this, in effect, the Skyfall tux? 

    Does that make this the one-two punch that means we’ll all be wearing midnight blue tuxs this year? 

    Dammit, wish I’d ordered one before I was a follower. 

  • bluefish

    The moment last night and it was his.  He looks beyond terrific and totally made the entire evening. 

  • Elsewhere1010

    And he ties hiw own bow tie. I love grownups.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Danm. I am hoping his next project involves Christopher Waltz. My ovaries and ovaries of women around the world may never recover but it would be worth it! 

  • oldbobbydraper

    “that tux is nahvy blue!” – franck eggelhoffer

  • ZnSD

    He looks like he’s picking up his Oscar for best actor for playing Benny Goodman.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is so attractive.

  • Purrfection.

  • OrigamiRose

    Very nice.  Then again, he could have shown up wearing his Last of the Mohicans costume and I would have been equally pleased.

    (Interesting that a 1760s DDL – a notorious stickler for details – avoided the dreaded neckbeard but today’s men, with all of today’s tools and technology cannot.  Le sigh.)

    • SRQkitten

      oh, if he’d shown up in his LOTM costume, I think I would have liked it more. Much more [grin]


  • fnarf

    Fantastic tux, but why is he standing like he’s been trying to lift his feet out of quicksand for twenty minutes?

  • He looks like Moz’s less cranky cousin. And I mean that in a good way.

  • DarkWillow

    Yummy. I love the fact that the tux is navy.

  • Trisha26


  • PeaceBang

    Sickening. He’s eternally fabulous, hot and brilliant. Plus, his acceptance speech was more entertaining and funny than Seth MacFarlane’s stupid, smarmy, wholly pathetic hosting effort.

  • Always had a thing for Daniel and he’s such a gracious, gentle soul he doesn’t need much in the way of enhancement to look good.  Such talent!

  • capybara_cafe

    Wow, I thought this was black. Clearly I need to adjust my TV!!

  • boweryboy


    I’ve loved him since My Beautiful Laundrette.

  • Therese Bohn

    I love midnight blue tuxes, Love Daniel, LOVED Lincoln!  *Sigh!*

  • RzYoung

    Perfection, I fancy him SO much

  • Sing4yursupper

    *speechless* He is the bomb.

  • BaddestMotherEver

    I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers.

  • Loved him from “My Beautiful Laundrette,” when he was a bi-curious punker with a peroxide dye job, and now look at him: Lincoln! And still dreamy in midnight blue. He’s probably a nutter when you get to know him but from afar? swoon